Community mission

Lights, camera, action!

5 GoodGymers made their way to help the Mulgrave Street Action Group in Liverpool.

  • Pauline Harrison
  • Liverpool runner
  • Bekah West
  • Eleanor Crossley
  • Aditi
Saturday, 2nd of March 2024
Led by Pauline Harrison

One of our regular, and favourite, tasks: The Mulgrave Street Project, lead by the indomitable Khan, was preparing to go national!

A camera crew arrived bright and early on Saturday morning to document the amazing work of Khan and his volunteers at the Urbanscape Community Garden, for a new ITV1 show: Alan Titchmarsh's Gardening Clublaunches this month.

The new series, produced by Penny Lane Entertainment, is part-funded by GreenThumb, and will see Alan Titchmarsh, along with a team of experts, providing practical gardening tips for both aspiring and experienced gardeners

New GoodGymer, Melody arrived for her first session and was soon planting and weeding enthusiastically.

With fellow GoodGymers, Bekah, Ellie and Aditi, we worked through the morning to plant, weed and litterpick.

The garden looked amazing in the morning sunlight, extra shrubs and bushes were planted and trays of primroses added splashes of colour to the borders. And even though the sunshine soon gave way to persistent rain, it did not dampen our spirits.

The camera crew worked around us, capturing the community spirit, interviewing Khan, community volunteer Lizzie...and even had a few words with me.

By midday, cold, wet, but happy with our efforts, we tidied up and left Khan chatting with our newest GoodGymer, Tariq, who had dropped by to check out the garden.

Remember, to see the results of our labours, look out for the new TV series: Alan Titchmarsh's Gardening Club...

Report written by Pauline Harrison

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